There are very few of us for whom life is given to us on a silver platter. Most of us have to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps to reach whatever goal we are working toward.
Last weekend, Leonardo DiCaprio won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in The Revenant. It was his 6th nomination and his first win.
It’s easy to become disappointed when things go wrong or the path we think was the right one turns out to be the wrong one.
But we have to keep going. There is an old saying about when we give up our dream, that is the moment that it becomes reality.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s first Oscar nomination was in 1994 for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. 22 years later, he finally walked up to the stage to accept the golden statue.
He didn’t give up and neither should we.